Family Drug Support Australia
Support Line: 1300 368 186
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FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS

 


FAMILY SUPPORT MEETINGS  April - June 2018

Non-religious, open meetings for family members affected by drugs and alcohol. 

Open to anyone & providing opportunities to talk & listen to others in a non-judgemental, safe environment. 

Please phone facilitator (listed below) to check on dates, prior to attending.

General enquiries: FDS Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NOTE:  MEETINGS ARE NOT HELD ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

No support meetings in your area? Check out the new FDS Online video resource here:

http://www.fdsonline.org.au/

FDS Support Groups:

NSW - Burwood..................................................................................................................................... Every Monday
 
Burwood Council Library (Upstairs meeting room), 2 Conder St, Burwood                                (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Janet 0414 531 272 or Raewyn 0457 260 079
NSW - Bathurst...................................................................................1st Thursday of the month: 3rd May, 7th June
 **This meeting replaces the Orange meeting from May 2018**
Bathurst Base Hospital Education Centre, 361 Howick St, Bathurst                                          (6pm – 8pm)
The venue is on the left of the main entrance through double doors then turn left and it's the first room on the left
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Blacktown......................................................................................................................................TBC
 
Location TBC
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
 
NSW - Byron Bay.............................................................................**This meeting is cancelled until further notice.
You can call Margaret on 0427 857 092 to arrange a convenient time for 1 on 1 support**
 

NSW – Campbelltown.........................................................................1st Monday of the month: 7th May, 4th June

 
Odyssey House Aftercare Office, Level 2, 121 Queens St, Campbelltown                                 (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222

NSW – Chatswood..................................................................... 2nd Wednesday of the month: 9th May, 13th June

 
Chatswood Youth Centre, 64 Albert Avenue, Chatswood                                                           (6pm - 8pm)

Parking is available directly behind the Centre or in Westfield Car Park

 
Enquiries:  Ann 0478 317 399 or Raewyn 0457 260 079
NSW - Coffs Harbour.......................................1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 7th & 21st May, 4th & 18th June
**Please note the new venue for this meeting**
 
Early Childhood Centre, 29 Park Ave, Coffs Harbour                                                                  (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354 or Joy 0448 526 280
NSW - Gosford........................................................................... 2nd Thursday of the month: 10th May, 14th June
 
Wyoming Community Centre, 147 Maidens Brush Rd, Wyoming                                                (6pm - 8pm)
The Centre is on the left after the shops
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW – Hornsby............................................................................................... 2nd Monday of the month: 14th May
 
Hornsby Uniting Church, 24 Williams St (Corner of Frederick), Hornsby                                    (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Manly Vale.......................................................................... 4th Monday of the month: 28th May, 25th June
 
Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Manly Vale,                                                                              (6pm - 8pm)
Enter from Quirk Rd off Balgowlah Rd           
 
Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Merrylands/Parramatta....................................................... 3rd Monday of the month: 21st May, 18th June
 
Youth of the Streets, 102 Kenyons Rd, Merrylands West                                                           (6pm - 8pm)
Drive through the housing estate, Follow the signs to Youth off the Streets,
Turn left at the end. Car park is on the right.
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Mt Druitt - This meeting has changed locations. Please see the Blacktown listing
NSW –  Newcastle.................................................................. 4th Wednesday of the month: 23rd May, 27th June
 
Adamstown Uniting Church, 228 Brunker Rd, Adamstown                                                        (6pm - 8pm)
Enter through the gate at the back of the church from Glebe Rd
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW –  Orange - This meeting has changed locations. Please see the Bathurst listing
NSW - Penrith............................................................................... 2nd Tuesday of the month: 8th May, 12th June
 
Salvation Army, 223 High St, Penrith.             ...............................                                             (6pm - 8pm)
Entry and parking directly behind the building, next to Aldi
 
Enquiries:  Julie 0400 113 422 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW - Port Macquarie....................................... 1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 7th & 21st May, 4th & 18th June
 
Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre, Corner Dodd & Muston Sts, Port Macquarie                (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Pam 0438 994 269 or Theo 0402 604 354
NSW - Randwick..................................................................... 3rd Wednesday of the month: 16th May, 20th June
 
The Old Post Office, 206A Alison Rd, Randwick (Cnr of Avoca St).                                            (6pm - 8pm)
Enter via the car park. Street parking available                                 
 
Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
NSW – Sutherland.......................................................................... 3rd Monday of the month: 21st May, 18th June
 
Sutherland Uniting Church, Corner of Flora & Merton Streets, Sutherland                                   (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Beth 0416 078 209 or Raewyn 0457 260 079
NSW – Wollongong...................................................................... 1st Wednesday of the month: 2nd May, 6th June
 
The Orana Centre, 2 Rawson St, Wollongong                                                                              (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries:  Raewyn 0457 260 079 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222
SA – Barossa Valley........................................................................ 2nd Tuesday of the Month: 8th May, 12th June
 
St Jakobi Lutheran Church, Lyndoch Valley Way, Lyndoch                                                          (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Chloe 0428 271 743 , Brendan 0457 030 805 or Simon (Barossa Valley Alliance) 0439 509 207               
SA – Brompton.................................................... Monday every fortnight: 30th April, 14th & 28th May, 25th June
**This meeting replaces the Woodville meeting from March 2018**
 
19 on Green, Bowden Brompton Community Centre, 19 Green St, Brompton                             (7pm - 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743
SA – Elizabeth............................................................... Monday every fortnight: 7th & 21st May, 4th & 18th June
 
DASSA Northern Service, 22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth                                                                   (7pm - 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129, Chloe 0428 271 743 or Brendan 0457 030 805
SA – Hallett Cove...................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 2nd, 16th & 30th May, 13th & 27th June
 
Hallet Cove Baptist Church, 1 Ramrod Avenue, Hallet Cove                                                        (7pm - 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129, Chloe 0428 271 743 or Kerry 0457 033 940           
SA – Leabrook......................................................... Wednesday every fortnight: 9th & 23rd May, 6th & 20th June
 
Knightsbridge Baptist Church Hall, 455 Glynburn Rd, Leabrook                                                   (7pm - 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Brendan 0457 030 805 Kath 0401 732 129 or Chloe 0428 271 743  
SA – Renmark.............................................................................. last Tuesday of the month: 29th May, 26th June
 
Chaffey Community Centre, 86 Nineteenth St, Renmark                                                               (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Brendan 0457 030 805 Chloe 0428 271 743 or Kerry 0457 033 940
SA – Whyalla............................................................................................Thursdays monthly: 24th May, 21st June
 
Girl Guides Hall, Corner Whitehead Street & Darling Terrace, Whyalla SA 5600                        (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Brendan 0457 030 805, Chloe 0428 271 743 or Kerry 0457 033 940                                                         

QLD – Caboolture - This meeting has changed locations. Please see the Recliffe listing  

QLD – Gympie....................................................................................1st Tuesday of the month: 1st May, 5th June
 
Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Road, Gympie                                                              (7:00pm – 9:00pm)
 
Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222 
QLD – Ipswich............................................................................. 3rd Thursday of the month: 17th May, 21st June
 
EACH, 24 East St, Ipswich (rear parking access via Wharf Street)                                              (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
 
Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222 
QLD – Maroochydore.............................................................. 3rd Wednesday of the month: 16th May, 20th June
 
Community Focus 3/2 Ann-Maree Cl, Maroochydore                                                                   (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Sue or Barry 0419 020 603 or Head Office 02 4782 9222
QLD – Mitchelton..................................................................... 2nd Wednesday of the month: 9th May, 13th June
 
Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton                                                                (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222 
QLD - Nerang............................................................ 1st & 3rd Monday of the month: 21st May, 4th & 18th June
 
Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry St Nerang                                                                                             (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222         
QLD – Northgate.............................................. 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month: 1st & 15th May, 5th & 19th June
 
Northgate Meeting Room, Northgate Hall, Corner Scott & Ridge Sts Northgate                          (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222 
QLD – Paddington.............................................................................................. 1st Monday of the month: 4th June
 
Paddington Hall Annexe, 10 Moreton St, Paddington QLD                                                           (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Krystal 0484 002 178 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222 
QLD – Redcliffe........................................................................... 1st Wednesday of the month: 2nd May, 6th June
**This meeting replaces the Caboolture meeting from April 2018**
 
Lives Lived Well, Level 1, 3 Violet St, Redcliffe QLD                                                               (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
 
Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222 
QLD – Redland Bay................................................................... Last Tuesday of the month: 29th May, 26th June
 
The Cage Community Centre, 882 German Church Road, Redland Bay                                     (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 or Head Office 02) 4782 9222                             
VIC  - Bendigo..................................................................... 4th Wednesday of the month: 23rd May, 27th June
 
Venue:  Olinda Centre, 8 Olinda Street, Bendigo                                                                          (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Sally 0421 831 067 or Debbie 0448 177 083                                                    
VIC  - Chadstone..................................Thursday every fortnight: 26th April, 10th & 24th May, 7th & 21st June
 
Link Health and Community – 94 Batesford Rd, Chadstone                                                         (6pm – 8pm)
Enter the park off Batesford Rd opposite Woonah St
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 
VIC - Ferntree Gully..........................................Tuesday every fortnight: 1st, 15th & 29th May, 12th & 26th June
 
Knox Community Health service, 1063 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully                               (6.30pm - 8.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Kelly 0431 993 621 or Debbie 0448 177 083
VIC - Footscray.............................................. Thursday every fortnight: 3rd, 17th & 31st May, 14th & 28th June
 
Co-Health Building, 215 Nicholson St, Footscray                                                                          (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 or Anne 0408 384 518
VIC - Frankston........................................................ Tuesday every fortnight: 8th & 22nd May, 5th & 19th June
 
Frankston Community Health Centre,  2 Hastings Rd, Frankston                                                 (6pm - 8pm)
 
Enquiries: Tracy 0413 710 238 or Debbie 0448 177 083
VIC – Geelong ....................................................Wednesday every fortnight: 9th & 23rd May, 6th & 20th June
 
The Swanston Centre, Corner Myers & Swanston Sts, Geelong                                                   (7pm – 9pm)
 
Enquiries: Kevin 0487 949 745 or Debbie 0448 177 083                                                                                   
VIC – Hawthorn........................................ Wednesday every fortnight: 2nd, 16th & 30th May, 13th & 27th June
 
Access Health and Community, 378 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn                                                        (6pm – 8pm)
Corner Kent St. Enter via the back door behind the building in Kent St
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 
VIC - Mornington Peninsula............................Monday every fortnight: 30th April, 14th & 28th May, 25th June
 
The MCOC Community House, 18 Pitt St, Mornington                                                             (6:30pm - 8:30pm)
 
Enquiries: Debbie 0448 177 083 or Sally 0498 077 676
 Non-FDS Support Groups:
ACT - Canberra................................................ Wednesday every fortnight:   please call to confirm actual dates
 
Compass Directions ACT, Level 6, Cosmopolitan Centre, Bowes Street., Woden ACT          (5.30pm-7.30pm)
 
Enquiries:  Switchboard  02) 6132 4800
SA - Renmark.................................................................................................................... Meeting Dates: 10th April
**Note: After April 10th, this meeting will be run by FDS on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8pm**
 
Renmark Community Health building Sunroom, Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark (Near the hospital)         (1 - 3pm)
 
Enquiries: Kath 0401 732 129
WA – Mandurah................................................................................................................................ Every Thursday
 
South Metropolitan Community Drug Service, 22 Tuckey Street, Mandurah                           (10am – 11.30am)
 
Enquiries: 08) 9581 4010

STEPPING STONES COURSES

 


STEPPING STONES COURSES

(Unless indicated, the course runs over 2 consecutive weekends)

 

www.fds.org.au

Contact the facilitator (listed below) OR Head Office for more information. Ph: (02) 47829222

 

16th-17th & 23rd-24th June, 2018
GYMPIE, QLD
 
Venue: Gympie Community Place, 18 Excelsior Road, Gympie QLD
 
Enquiries: Devushka 0484 000 806 Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
16th-17th & 23rd-24th June, 2018
ROZELLE, NSW
 
Venue: Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre, The Hall Room, 756 Darling St,
           Rozelle NSW, entrance via Denison St
 
Enquiries: Liz 0417 429 036 Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
16th-17th & 23rd-24th June, 2018
GOODWOOD, SA
 
Venue: Safe Place Training, 147 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA
 
Enquiries: Kerry 0457 033 340 Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
23rd-24th June &
***1 week break ***
7th-8th July, 2018
 
YERONGA, QLD
 
Venue: Yeronga Services Club, 391 Fairfield Rd, Yeronga QLD
 
Enquiries: Dom 0419 689 857  Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
21st-22nd & 28th-29th July, 2018
PORT MACQUARIE, NSW
 
Venue: TBC
 
Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354  Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
4th-5th August &
***1 week break ***
18th-19th August, 2018
TOOWOOMBA, QLD
 
Venue: Toowoomba Hospital, 154 Pechey St, South Toowoomba QLD
           Unara Room 1
 
Enquiries: Chrissie 0484 002 181 Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
18th-19th & 25th-26th August, 2018
COFFS HARBOUR, NSW
 
Venue: C.ex Coffs Ex-services, 2-6 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour NSW
            Northside Room - private room opposite road from main building entrance
 
Enquiries: Theo 0402 604 354  Head Office 02 4782 9222
9.30am - 4.00pm
 

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

STEPPING FORWARD INFORMATION SESSIONS

Session 1 - Stage of Change and 'Balance Pole'

Session 2 - Effective Communication

Session 3 - Alcohol and Other Drug Information

Separate modules can be provided for - Treatment and Recovery, Boundary setting and Dealing with Conflict,

ICE presentation, Engaging with families workshop.

Each session runs for approximately 2 hours and are open to the public.

Cost: Free (Donations welcome) unless specified otherwise

Bookings are essential

For Bookings or to make enquiries, please phone the facilitator listed against the relevant session or Head office

(02) 4782 9222.

28th April 2018

BATHURST, NSW

Venue: Bathurst RSL Club, Courtyard
            Room, 114 Rankin Street,
            Bathurst
          
Modules:
- Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
  
Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
9:30am - 12:30pm
2nd May 2018

STRATHPINE, QLD

Venue: Pine Rivers Probation & Parole
            Level 1, 199 Gympie Rd
            Strathpine           
 
Modules:
- Stages of Change & Balance Pole
  
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
5th May 2018

ELIZABETH, SA

Venue: DASSA Northern Services,
            22 Langford Dr, Elizabeth
    
Modules:
- Stages of Change & Balance Pole
- Effective Communication
- Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
 
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
9:30am - 4:00pm
12th May 2018

LITHGOW, NSW

Venue: Lithgow Workmens Club, Waratah
            Room, 3-7 Tank Street, Lithgow
          
Modules:
- Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
  
Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
9:30am - 12:30pm
12th May 2018

CHATSWOOD, NSW

Venue: Chatswood RSL Club, 446 Victoria
            Ave, Chatswood (The Fisher Room)
          
Modules:
- Stages of Change & Balance Pole
- Effective Communication
  
Contact: Raewyn 0457 260 079
12:00pm - 4:30pm
14th May 2018

WYNNUM WEST, QLD

Venue: Gunda-Pa, 20 New Lindum Road, 
            Wynnum West
 
Modules:
Stages of Change & Balance Pole
  
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
3:00pm - 5:00pm
15th May 2018

MULLUMBIMBY, NSW

Venue: 1/64 McGougans Lane,  
            Mullumbimby
 
Modules:
- Effective Communication
  
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
21st May 2018

WYNNUM WEST, QLD

Venue: Gunda-Pa, 20 New Lindum Road,
            Wynnum West
 
Modules:
Effective Communication
   
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
3:00pm - 5:00pm
22nd May 2018

UPPER MOUNT GRAVATT, QLD

Venue: Westfield Garden City, Library
              Meeting Room, Cnr Kessels Road,
            Upper Mount Gravatt
 
Modules:
Stages of Change & Balance Pole
   
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
7:00pm - 9:00pm
22nd May 2018

TOOWOOMBA, QLD

Venue: Lives Lived Well,
              63 Neil Street, Toowoomba
            
Modules:
Stages of Change & Balance Pole
   
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm
26th May 2018

BATHURST, NSW

Venue: Panthers Bathurst, Boardroom,
            132  Piper Street, Bathurst
          
Modules:
- Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
  
Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
9:30am - 12:30pm 
28th May 2018

WYNNUM WEST, QLD

Venue: Gunda-Pa, 20 New Lindum Road,
            Wynnum West
 
Modules:
Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
  
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
3:00pm - 5:00pm
29th May 2018

UPPER MOUNT GRAVATT, QLD

Venue: Westfield Garden City, Library
              Meeting Room, Cnr Kessels Road,
            Upper Mount Gravatt
 
Modules:
Effective Communication
   
Contact: Krystal 0484 002 178
7:00pm - 9:00pm
29th May 2018

TOOWOOMBA, QLD

Venue: Lives Lived Well,
              63 Neil Street, Toowoomba
 
Modules:
Effective Communication
   
Contact: Chrissie 0484 002 181
6:30pm - 8:30pm 
31st May 2018

ADELAIDE, SA

Venue: Centacare, 45 Wakefield Street,
              Adelaide
          
Modules:
Stages of Change & Balance Pole
   
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
6:00pm - 8:00pm
7th June 2018

ADELAIDE, SA

Venue: Centacare, 45 Wakefield Street,
              Adelaide
          
Modules:
Effective Communication
   
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
6:00pm - 8:00pm
12th June 2018

NERANG, QLD

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry Street,
                Nerang
          
Modules:
Stages of Change & Balance Pole
   
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
14th June 2018

ADELAIDE, SA

Venue: Centacare, 45 Wakefield Street,
              Adelaide
          
Modules:
Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
   
Contact: Chloe 0428 271 743
6:00pm - 8:00pm
19th June 2018

NERANG, QLD

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry Street,
                Nerang
          
Modules:
Effective Communication
   
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm
23rd June 2018

DUBBO, NSW

Venue: Dubbo RSL Club Events Centre,
            Cnr Brisbane & Wingewarra Street,
            Dubbo
 
Modules:
Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
  
 Contact: Julie 0400 113 422
9:30am - 12:30pm
26th June 2018

NERANG, QLD

Venue: Girl Guides Hall, 40 Ferry Street,
                Nerang
          
Modules:
Alcohol & Other Drugs Information
   
Contact: Devushka 0484 000 806
6:30pm - 8:30pm

OTHER EVENTS

 

OTHER EVENTS

 
Annual Remembrance Ceremony 21st July at 6:00pm
 
Venue - Ashfield Unting Church, 180 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield
 
Watch this space for updates on other events.
 

Harm Reduction Australia (HRA)

HRALogo

Australia’s first national harm reduction organisation for individuals committed to reducing the health, social and economic harms potentially associated with drug use - Harm Reduction Australia (HRA) – was launched on Thursday the 26th of November at Parliament House in Canberra.

For more information, please visit the HRA website:

www.harmreductionaustralia.org.au